CakeBoxx Technologies’ high security two-piece doorless shipping containers have been approved under the U.S. Government’s SAFETY Act as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology, making them the only shipping containers in the global transportation industry with this designation.
The Office of SAFETY Act Implementation at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently congratulated CakeBoxx Technologies on receiving SAFETY Act liability and risk management protections for their innovative high-security, ‘deck and lid’ design containers. CakeBoxx containers are now a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT) and are listed on the SAFETY Act’s Approved Equipment List. The SAFETY Act ‘Designated’ mark can now be used by CakeBoxx Technologies products.
Following the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, the U.S. Government established The Department of Homeland Security to focus on preventing and responding to future threats. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 was established, enabling United States Congress to enact several liability protections for providers of anti-terrorism technologies. The resulting SAFETY Act provides liability protections for those companies who provide qualified anti-terrorism technologies. The process of attaining a SAFETY Act designation is arduous, requiring an in-depth examination of the technology and the company behind it. In effect it is a seal of confidence from the US Government security experts that CakeBoxx products are effective against terrorism.
CakeBoxx Technologies’ is the first and only shipping container to receive the SAFETY Act protections. The company and its ‘deck and lid’ two-piece container design were founded with a commitment to global trade security. By removing the cargo doors typically installed on end-loading containers, the ‘no doors’ CakeBoxx design eliminates the most common vulnerability associated with container security. Container security is a universally recognized problem, but practical, effective solutions for conventional containers have been elusive, and could not be fully developed due to the vulnerability of the doors. The CakeBoxx design is the only industry-friendly solution developed to address this problem since the inception of container-based trade. CakeBoxx containers significantly increase the level of effort required to use the container as an instrument of illicit activities – including human smuggling, conveyance of illegal goods, theft, product tampering and vandalism.
While the raison d’etre for the CakeBoxx design is security-based, response from industry has shown the that the long-awaited combination of security, cargo safety, employee safety and cargo handling efficiency is a welcomed addition to shipping options for containerized freight. In addition to being the most secure container available for high-value / high-consequence cargos, the CakeBoxx two-piece design provides a practical option for many types of freight not previously good candidates for container shipping.
Daine Eisold, CakeBoxx Technologies’ CEO commented
“We launched the CakeBoxx products to provide a secure option to confront the pervasive and growing container security threat. Our doorless design is an extremely effective deterrent to the most common risk scenarios. At the same time, we wanted to keep the design simple to facilitate ease of inspection and use. We made it strong to ensure longevity and reliability. This combination of attributes results in a very safe, highly secure and money-saving product with a strong return on investment for a very broad spectrum of users. There are more versions of the CakeBoxx design coming to serve more products and requirements.”